On the cutting edge. You’ll find our products hard at work in manufacturing facilities around the globe. To date we’ve sold over 40,000 TigerStop stop/gauge and pusher systems and the list keeps on growing.

We have our own manufacturing facilities in United States and Europe, sales partners around the world and technical support at your fingertips. We were there the moment “measure twice, cut once” became a thing of the past and we continue to maintain the same aggressive research and development effort that started it all. We now have over 100 patents, awarded or pending, to our name. We know what it takes to be fast, accurate, and reliable – and how to maintain a cutting edge.


TigerSaw 1000: Affordable Automation and Optimization

11/18/2014 4:04:08 pm

Non-ferrous Cross-Cutting System Puts Large-shop Automation and Efficiency Within Reach

 TigerStop’s U.S.-made TigerSaw 1000 is a fully automated and integrated cross-cutting solution for aluminum and other non-ferrous metals. It features a heavy-duty build, 18” saw with a best-in-class cutting envelope paired with an accurate, powerful pusher system for single piece flow or pack sawing applications up to 26’.

TigerSaw 1000 uses Dynamic OptimizationTM, automated lineal cutting software that makes the system extremely efficient, fast and precise, as well as a lube mister and flow controls for controlled saw-stroke cycle and superior cut quality.  TigerSaw 1000 performs cross cutting automation and material optimization functions usually only attributed to larger systems, which cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

“TigerSaw 1000 allows shops to start optimizing and defecting raw materials themselves,” says Spencer Dick, TigerStop founder and president. “This significantly decreases their raw material and labor costs, including time spent calculating how to maximize their materials usage per job or per multiple cut lists.”

TigerSaw 1000 automates the entire cross cutting process with a computer-controlled system that is accurate, intuitive and easy to use. It features Dynamic OptimizationTM, TigerStop’s proprietary nesting and optimizing program, a process by which random lengths of metal can be nested and optimized, on the fly, by the cut list of needed parts and the actual dimensions of the material placed on the system in-feed fence. TigerSaw 1000 does this automatically which means that engineering staff no longer have to spend valuable time running nesting programs.

TigerSaw 1000 Features:

  • Automatic and optimized length cutting
  • Pack sawing of multiple parts
  • Requires no more machine space than already dedicated to cross cutting
  • Download cutting bills directly from the office
  • Simple and intuitive interface
  • Lube mister cools the saw blade which results in a fine, finish cut of the part
  • Flow controls for fine tuning the saw stroke cycle for cut quality and blade longevity
  • Comes Standard with the powerful and flexible Dynamic OptimizationTM


Optional Features:

TigerTouch:  Third generation software using a standard touchscreen tablet allows the operator to see cut list progress in real time, perform on-the-fly editing and view statistical feedback regarding yield and other key metrics.

Crayon Defect Marking: Automate the defecting process and easily eliminate scratched or dented stock from ending up in the finished parts bin.

Cut-part Printing: Improve and perfect cut-part identification and sorting by printing dimensions and custom job information for each cut part.

TigerStop was founded in 1994 by Spencer Dick, who as the owner of a thriving manufacturing business, became frustrated with the inherent inefficiencies of his machine operators stopping to reset and recalibrate whenever they were cutting material to various lengths. Spencer also noticed that regardless of how carefully material was measured, the end results were always of slightly different dimensions. He founded TigerStop to automate the cutting process so that exact and accurate parts, whether metal, aluminum, plastic or wood, would result each and every time.

About TigerStop
TigerStop, LLC is a global leader in automated stop/gauge and pusher systems under the TigerStop and SawGear brand names. Headquartered in Washington State, TigerStop is a U.S. manufacturer of products for the metalworking, fenestration, electronics, plastics, cabinet, furniture, and construction industries. TigerStop has a second manufacturing and distribution facility in Wierden, Netherlands, a distribution network spanning six continents, and product support in five languages. TigerStop products easily integrate with existing equipment to help optimize and improve the accuracy of all lineal cutting processes. To view videos and testimonials or to request a quote, please visit www.tigerstop.com or phone (360) 254-0661.